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PBS: Influenza 1918 Documentary

Influenza 1918 In September of 1918, soldiers at an army base near Boston suddenly began to die. The cause of death was identified as influenza, but it was unlike any strain ever seen. As the killer virus spread across the country, hospitals overfilled, death carts roamed

EPA Expands COVID-19 Disinfectant List

WASHINGTON (March 13, 2020) —Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing an expanded list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The list contains nearly 200 additional products—including 40 new products that went through

MVSU extends Spring Break to March 23 amidst Coronavirus outbreak

ITTA BENA, Miss.— Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) continues to closely monitor the global health emergency and outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, known as COVID-19.  With cases confirmed in the State of Mississippi and nearby states, the possible risk of exposure to the MVSU community has increased, prompting University

JSU extends spring break another week in response to coronavirus

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University joins Mississippi’s other public universities by modifying class schedules for the 2020 spring semester to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, thus resulting in the extension of spring break by one week. All classes will resume the following week on Monday,

JSU’s Coronavirus Response Team aims to prevent COVID-19, develop plans

(JACKSON, Miss.) – In response to the coronavirus outbreak across the nation but no reported cases in MIssissippi, Jackson State University’s Acting President Thomas Hudson shared the following information with the campus community: As you are aware, the rapid spread of the coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has

Hampton University Receives Approval for New MRI Machine for HUPTI

HAMPTON, Va. (August 19, 2019) – The Virginia Department of Health has recently approved Hampton University’s formal request for one fixed MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine to be constructed at the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute. “With the addition of this state-of-the-art technology, HUPTI can continue

Against all odds: JSU alum overcomes academic difficulties while defeating cancer

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University recent graduate Christopher Salley is “blessed” with a thriving career at the Mississippi Department of Transportation, but “life hasn’t always been a crystal stair,” the 34-year-old colon cancer survivor said. “During my senior year of high school, I started working the